Today was rest day…or lay around and have ‘housekeeping’ come knocking on the door about three times. Finally they told us to put the ‘do not disturb’ sign on the door. :) It felt good to just lay around for a bit. Today our goal was to hit Michigan Ave. and look at a couple of shops. We hit the streets around 12:00 looking for food. We stopped and watched the Number Nine in Thompson Center Plaza, then headed on down Randolph and happened upon Gotta B Crepes. They were made to order crepes, I requested without onion and the cook was nice enough to pick them out of the ingredients that go into the crepe I wanted. Their ingredients are fresh and his wife makes a lot of the toppings and salsa’s. They were very tasty!!
After getting sustenance, we went on down to Michigan Ave, they have museums and the Taste of Chicago was going on. We also stopped and looked at different sculptures in Millennium Park and Grant Park. The Bean was pretty interesting, and very cool. We walked on down through the park, and hit the Art Museum the Roy Lichtenstein exhibit was going on. I’m a fly-by art looker, Melissa is a sit and observe and soak in art observer. We spent about two and a-half hours there. There was some good pieces of art, some that I even recognized from pictures and other books. I didn’t have to purchase the audio phone, I had Melissa…she was a walking audio clip of the art. It was a good stop though, because the whole time we were in the museum it rained and I did get to see some cool pictures.
My stomach led us outside to the Taste of Chicago. We purchased tickets and set off within the loop of tents to find good that interested us. We ended up with sweet potato fries, mac-n-cheese bites (fried mac-n-cheese), and a piece of cheesecake. There were people EVERYWHERE. It was a very cool experience. We headed out, with sore feet and tired legs ready to kick back and relax. It started sprinkling/raining again on our way back to the motel.
We popped into a Walgreen’s, they have one on every corner here, and bought me some magnesium along with some cheeses and apples. Fished our walk back to the hotel and decided to just relax.
Chicago has cleaners, Walgreen’s, and nail salons practically every other store. Your nails will be beautiful and your clothes clean, and you can grab anything you need. You walk out onto the street and you can feel the energy of the city. You can soak it up. Lovin’ it so far…my legs/feet need a massive massage though. :)